Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scale, Destruction, Complexity

Before and afterWhat we have is a single long event, which has the scale of the tsunami, the destruction of Haiti and the complexity of the Middle East. And in twenty years in responding to humanitarian crises, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this.

-- Jane Cocking, humanitarian director of Oxfam, on flooding in Pakistan, 23 August 2010

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